Definition of doubting Thomas
: an incredulous or habitually doubtful person
Examples of doubting thomas in a Sentence
She kept trying, hoping to prove all those doubting Thomases wrong.
an astronomer who enjoys taking the role of the doubting Thomas in debates with UFOlogists
Origin and Etymology of doubting thomas
St. Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24–29)
First Known Use: 1883See Words from the same year
DOUBTING THOMAS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doubting Thomas for English Language Learners
: someone who rarely trusts or believes things before having proof : a doubtful or skeptical person
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